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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Apr 12, 2010 3:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: for those of you who hate 'Eyes' played too fast...

4-12-78 is an outstanding show with a most excellent EYES.

But I have to disagree that you "can't beat a '74"...here's a relaxed and yet jammed out EYES from a little show I've been known to mention once or twice:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1977-10-29.sbd.miller.92085.sbeok.flac16

and even in the 80's--few and far between, but they exist if you look for 'em--you can find a few nods to the more groovy, slowed-down style...here's an especially nice one:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1982-04-03.sbd.miller.96069.sbeok.flac16

after this, I'd say EYES was a throw-away until Branford came on the scene and they revived the true beauty of the tune--I'll put up 3/29/90 against almost any version they ever played...and in fact even later they played this gem in NC that really revels in the mellow groove of the tune and clocks in at a very take-your-time 20+ minutes:

http://www.archive.org/details/gd1991-03-31.sbd.unknown.31955.sbeok.shnf

Beauty is in the "Eyes" of the beholder, of course, and I do love those '73-'74 versions for the post-lyrics "stronger than dirt" style jams, but I still think '77 is THE year for EYES.

Honorable mention ( a fast version, but so intense it shouldn't be ignored):

http://www.archive.org/details/gd77-11-04.sbd.unknown.2595.sbeok.shnf

...and also from '78 check out the version on the Bonus Tracks from the Egypt disc collection...I forget the exact date but the version is phenomenal.

(Love this topic--EYES is one of my holy Trinity of favorite Dead tunes alongside Scarlet and Birdsong.)

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Poster: craven714 Date: Apr 12, 2010 8:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: for those of you who hate 'Eyes' played too fast...

excellent. thx for the recs. will be sure to check out.
I love me some Eyes too...

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Poster: snow_and_rain Date: Apr 13, 2010 12:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: for those of you who hate 'Eyes' played too fast...

Regarding Eyes in the 90's, you mention the 3/31/91 show in Greensboro, which is a fine version. I would suggest two others that are also great from that period..

9/8/90 - Second Vince show, no Hornsby yet. Jerry is really carrying the load here. 17 minutes long and Vince hangs back a bit, still feeling things out.

9/18/90 - Fall 90 tour was great for this tune. Hornsby comes up big here.

3/20/91 - Similar to the Greensboro Eyes, this one clocks in at just over 20 minutes with a very nice transition to Foolish Heart. Very nice combo to open the second.

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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Apr 13, 2010 3:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: for those of you who hate 'Eyes' played too fast...

Thanks for those! Will check 'em out...